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Optical Engineers

Tips for Entry

Read Optical Engineering ( and the IEEE Photonics Journal ( to learn more about the field.

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In college, join a study group or optical engineering club, if there is one. As an alternative, consider student membership in The Optical Society or SPIE.

Participate in the National Society of Professional Engineers’ mentoring program (

Use social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date on industry developments, network, and learn about job openings. One resource is the Optics and Photonics Industry Network LinkedIn Group.

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